New Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back DeAngelo Williams is embracing his opportunity to keep playing in the NFL with open arms.

After eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Williams was not re-signed by the team that drafted him in 2006. The Steelers entered the offseason in desperate need of a running back, so they signed him to a two-year, $4 million contract in March.

Williams, who literally found his way around the Steelers’ facility for the first time today, had some enthusiastic things to say about his new home, per Teresa Varley of the team’s official website.

“It’s important for me to be here. If I would have come back when the veterans came back, I would have to learn everybody’s name then. Now I can get a head start early and get an opportunity to learn the guys who are here.”

The Memphis product appears willing to take on any and all responsibilities—a sort of just happy to be here attitude.